This week the Grue-Crew face a Witch’s Doll, a pair of Bad Apples, a Serial Killer, and the fourth season of a fan favorite TV series as we dive into four new releases. First up is the feature Curse of the Witch’s Doll from director Lawrence Fowler. “They’re Rotten to the Core” exclaims the tagline for Bad Apples from director Bryan Coyne. Up next is She Is So Pretty: Be Good for Goodness Sake from director Brooke Ewing featuring the terrific performances from Jerry Larew and co-star Destiny Brooke Loper. Thomas Mariani from Horror News Radio joins the Crew this week to recap and review the six episodes of Black Mirror Season 4. Welcome to the Gruesome Magazine Podcast where a vigilant team of the Grue-Crew tackle the latest VOD, streaming, and independent releases for the week. The hunt is on for the diamond in the rough. Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio and Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era are joined by Rafe Telsch and Vanessa Thompson.
Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 006
Curse of the Witch’s Doll – Bad Apples – She Was So Pretty: Be Good for Goodness Sake – Black Mirror Season 4
Curse of the Witch’s Doll [00:02:37]
“After a series of inexplicable events, Adeline Gray believes a haunted doll possesses the soul of a vengeful Witch. To have any hope of being reunited with her missing daughter, she knows she must defeat the evil curse of The Witch’s Doll.”
Director: Lawrence Fowler
Cast: Helen Crevel, Philip Ridout, Layla Watts
Jeff Mohr (2 / 5)
Thomas Mariani (1.5 / 5)
Vanessa Thompson (1.2 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (1.5 / 5)
Doc Rotten (1.5 / 5)
Bad Apples [00:19:36]
“They’re Rotten to the Core. On Halloween night, two malevolent children terrorize a young innocent couple in their home, subjecting them to a Halloween they will never forget in Bad Apples, premiering on VOD this February from Uncork’d Entertainment. It’s Halloween night, and two “bad apples” decide to play some wicked tricks on the one house in a suburban cul-de-sac that is not celebrating Halloween. They terrorize a young couple in their home and these tricks become increasingly more sinister as the night progresses, finally ending in a Halloween the entire neighborhood will never forget.”
Director: Bryan Coyne
Cast: Brea Grant, Graham Skipper, Hannah Prichard, Andrea Collins
Rafe Telsch (1.5 / 5)
Vanessa Thompson (2 / 5)
Doc Rotten (1 / 5)
She Was So Pretty: Be Good for Goodness Sake [00:33:52]
Director: Brooke Ewing
Cast: Jerry Larew, Corey Rutter, Destiny Brooke Loper, Angela Pritchett
Vanessa Thompson (1 / 5)
Rafe Telsch (2 / 5)
Doc Rotten (3 / 5)
Black Mirror Season 4 [00:50:18]
- USS Callister
A woman wakes up on a Star Trek-esque ship where the crew praises their all-knowing and fearless captain.
After nearly losing her daughter, a mother invests in a new technology that allows her to keep track of her.
A woman interviews various people using a device that allows her to access their memories.
- Hang the DJ
Paired up by a dating program that puts an expiration date on all relationships, Frank and Amy soon begin to question the system’s logic.
In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of “dogs”.
- Black Museum
A woman enters the Black Museum, where the proprietor tells his stories relating to the artifacts.